Time Travel Through Art History

Join Janetta Rebold Benton as she returns to the Schimmel with a fascinating new art history lecture series that focuses on the old Italian masters. >>Read More

Back by popular demand, Distinguished Professor and art historian Janetta Rebold Benton, PhD, returns for her second series of lectures at the Schimmel Theater after 30 years of working with the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Discover the beauty in art history as Benton discusses how Italy has exerted its influence on the art world and produced some of the world’s most stunning masterpieces. Each lecture in her series  will focus on a separate era in Italian art with  highlights in sculpting, painting, and more from Italy’s ancient history through the Middle Ages. For $25, you will time travel through Italy’s past, making stops at the world’s most celebrated artistic endeavors including palaces, monuments, and cathedrals.

Wednesday, February 27 at 11:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Discuss early Italy, the Etruscans, and the rise of the Roman Empire including the engineering of the Colosseum and Pantheon!

Wednesday, March 6 at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Learn about the Middle Ages during the prominence of Old Saint Peter’s and the “Leaning Tower” of Pisa as well as other well-known masterpieces.

Wednesday, March 13 at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
This lecture will include Renaissance paintings by Masaccio and Botticelli among  others, and sculptures by Ghiberti and Donatello. Artistic greats da Vinci, Raphael, and Michelangelo will also be on the roster for this riveting lecture!

Wednesday, March 20 at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Benton will lecture on the Baroque era and Mannerist and theatrical paintings. Highlights will include Maderno’s Saint Peter’s, the sculpture of Cellini, and Caravaggio’s drama.

For more info and to reserve seats, click here.

Written by Pace student Sarah Aires ’14